Memorial Day weekend kicks off grilling season! But if you don’t have a huge backyard (or a park nearby!) that gives you open space for firing up a monster grill, don't worry. Our food columnist Bren Herrera has the tools and tips you’ll need to get started right in your home.
Tool: Stovetop Grill. For starters, if you don't have a grill, fret not! Become the proud owner of a stovetop grill pan. This is one of my favorite go-to gadgets and will soon become yours, too.
Use it for: Grilled cheese sandwiches, pan Cubano, grilled vegetables and other goodies. You’ll still get those pretty grill lines and charred areas, especially if you're working on a gas stove. I particularly like a 11" square one, because you can throw enough food on there for 4-6. (Calaphon Contemporary Nonstick 11-inch Square Grill Pan, $40, amazon.com)